madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27th November 2009
On tap somewhere in London! Clear dark brown beer. Typical Shep dryness but not too much. Mild toffee caramel malt and the mild hops present a little sweet pineapple. Finishes dry and with more of the same. Not bad at all, one of the better Sheps.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Duke of York, Southwark, 3rd Dec 09. Bright copper colour with a diminishing white head. Alcohol and toffee aroma. Sweet malty taste with medium mouthfeel (lighter than say, Youngs Winter Warmer). Decent for a mjaor brewery but too bland to be a classic. Reasonable balance and bitterness at the finish.